We all know the Keurig K-Cup, a single-serving coffee brewing system. Awesome as they seem, there are several problems with your little brown coffee maker.
Browsing the "Waste" Tag
- Cooking Tips + Kitchen Tips
- Eat Drink Better
- Eat Local
- Eating for Health
- Food Industry
- Sustainable Food Jobs
- The Green Divas Podcast
- Vegan Recipes
- Vegetarian + Vegan Issues
Americans waste 40% of the food we produce. So an EPA task force developed a toolkit to help us waste less. Will you add your voice to support it?
Whole Foods Market is on its way to provide major transparency into the produce and flowers it sells by launching a tiered labeling system. Learn more.
We’ve written a lot about food waste recently, and the facts are staggering. This infographic lays out the frightening facts about our food waste. Shocking!
Most of the meat you eat comes from factory farming. Peruse this infographic to learn why you should care and what you can do given your new knowledge.
We pollute America with an estimated 500 million plastic straws every day. GlassDharma provides an alternative: Reusable, super-strong, glass drinking straws.
Green marketing guru, Jacqueline Ottman has a new project: consumer-focused blog WeHatetoWaste.com.
The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) just published a new study on food waste. The author, Dana Gunders, highlights wasted food’s real cost.
Many dumpster divers utilize urban foraging as a sort of protest against the established corporate food system and as a means to eliminate unnecessary waste. Basically, it is the practice of sifting through trash (mostly commercial, sometimes residential) in search of salvageable food, clothing, and other discarded, but still useful, items. Dumpster diving is an intentional action against a materialistic and wasteful society.
Straws (yes, those one-use items commonly made of plastic that usually end up in landfills) have gone green too! Glass straws are reusable, beautiful and all the rage right now. Several glass straws on the market are “designer” in nature with fun, festive and creative stylings making your glass straw unique and lovely.
Next time you’re considering take out, a little planning can help reduce the waste associated with your meal.
British chef Aurthur Potts-Dawson runs two sustainable restaurants in the UK: Acorn House and Water House. In the TED Talk below, he talks about how he’s mimimizing waste through alternative power, design, portion control, composting and more.